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Getting NT / Win2000 up and running

(NT is the default server unless requested.)

FTP Questions:
What FTP  software do I need for uploading my files?
How do I use WS FTP?
Where do I put my files once I FTP in?
How do I get my page to load automatically?
How do I create sub-directories?
How do I update my web pages?

Frontpage Questions:

How do I publish my Current FrontPage Web?
What do I name my files?
Can I publish with FrontPage 98

NT/2000 Tech Questions

 How do I do get my database files setup on the NT server?
What is the path to the Perl executable?
How to access NT Statistics?
Do you support ASP pages?
What is the extension for Server Side Include?


What FTP  software do I need for uploading my files?

WS_FTP (pc version)

WS_FTP Pro Evaluation File Size
Win 95/98/NT: >1.6 MB Win3.1: >0.5 MB


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Fetch (Mac version)

For more information on Fetch, see Dartmouth.



How do I use WS_FTP?
 

Host   

  your domain name - domain.com or IP address

UserID   

  your User ID, i.e. "ntxxxxxx"

Password   

  Type in your password here

Remote   
Directory   

  Leave blank if asked for


NOTE: You can also use your IP address, if your domain name is ever down (for instance, put on hold by InterNIC or something) then you can still access your account. File Format: This should be BINARY for graphics, zipped archives, and executables, and ASCII for most everything else. CGI scripts MUST be uploaded in ASCII mode.
Where do I put my files once I FTP in?

Name

Date

Size

folder.gif (96 bytes) _private
images
_vti_inf.html
postinfo.html

971028 10:30
971028 10:30
971028 10:30
971028 10:30


0
0
1758
2504

All your files can go into your home (root) directory, which is where you just FTP'd into.

How do I get my page to load automatically?

You must name your main loading file "index.htm". Be sure to name everything in lowercase, not "index.htm" . Also, this file must be located in your home directory, which is the first directory you see when accessing the web server via ftp.
How do I create sub-directories?

When making a sub directory you should use the make directory "MkDir" function key located on your FTP program. Open up that directory then place all files that need to go in there.
How do I update my web pages?

You can create and maintain your web pages, images, and scripts locally and upload them to the web server at your leisure via FTP. You can overwrite existing files or transfer a new file.
How do I publish my Current FrontPage Web?

To publish your FrontPage you must:
  1. Close all open pages in the FrontPage Editor.
  2. Open up your local Website with FrontPage Explorer.
  3. In the FrontPage Explorer, click the publish " Publish " button on the toolbar.
    The
    Publish FrontPage Web dialog box is displayed. In this dialog box, specify the Location or URL to which you want to publish the current FrontPage web.You need to be connected to the internet before you can publish to the World Wide Web.
  4. In the Publish FrontPage Web dialog box, click OK.
    The FrontPage Explorer publishes the FrontPage web from your computer to the World Wide Web server you specified by typing in your domain name or IP address.
What do I name my files?

The starting point for a Web site is called the home page. It is the page that is retrieved and displayed by default when a user visits the Web site. The default home-page name for a server depends on the server’s configuration. On many Web servers it is index.htm. Let FrontPage Explorer name your first page, which in this case will be index.htm All other pages that follow can be named whatever you choose.  Example:
If you are creating a page on cars then you will let FrontPage Explorer generate the name of the home page or first page for you which would be
index.htmIf the next page you generate has to do with Ford Motors then you might want to name the second page fordmotor.htm. Do you see the pattern?
Can I publish with FrontPage 98?

Yes, but be aware that some WebBot components may not work well or at all. The FrontPage 97 WebBot components that require FrontPage 97 extensions do not work well with the FrontPage 98 extensions.  We do tell our customers that are using FrontPage 97 to go and purchase FrontPage 98 because of the stability and compatibility with our servers and to utilize the newest FrontPage components.
For more in depth information on FrontPage please go to:
Our Frontpage FAQ's


How do I do get my database files setup on the NT server?

Currently we provide two ways to access database using web interface: MS Internet Database Connector and Cold Fusion. In order to connect to MS Access database the client should:
  1. Create a MS Access database on a client computer

  2. Upload it to his web site

  3. To request an ODBC connection to your database file please complete this form. ( Click Here )

  4. Our specialist will register a new database in ODBC applet

  5. Create an IDC file (with .idc extension) which includes all the necessary information to use a database (table name, SQL statement, user name, password etc.) and upload it to his web site

  6. Create an HTX file (with .htx extension) where a client will define how an output of his query will be displayed. It is basically an extension of HTML file and can only be used with IDC file. Client uploads this file to his web site.

  7. Create an HTML file (usually with a form in it) with a link to IDC file (or files).IDC file then uses HTX file as a template to output data.
Using Cold Fusion:
  1. Create directory , where the files will be located on your site.

  2. Create database file which will be used by Cold Fusion applications on your local machine

  3. Publish to your site

  4. E-mail us about your Cold Fusion directory.
    Name of database file, the PATH to the database file, and login and password for the database on server side.

What is the path to the Perl executable?

NT servers -
The PERL executable path is c:\perl\bin It is best to give your files an extension of .pl

How to access NT Statistics?


http://www.your_domain_name.com/stats/index.html

or

Your IP Number  /stats/index.html






Do you support ASP pages?

Our NT web servers do support ASP. We do recommend that all .ASP files are placed in the root directory of your account. Microsoft has documented a bug where ASP files may have problems running from sub-directories.

What is the extension for Server Side Include?

The filename extension for Server Side Include is .stm

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